The pulses of life!

I love lentils – of every color and variety. I’ve been enjoying them for decades – and have concocted soups, burgers, loaves, you name it with them. So when my editor at GoodFoodWorld nudged me to enter the National Lentil Festival Cook-off in Pullman, WA, for this summer’s annual contest, I was delighted. I really […]

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Loving Veggies…

On the shoulders of Ed Espie Brown What an exciting time of change, rife with potential. Make no mistake; the Food Revolution is happening all around us. Daily I receive emails from organizations that mobilize and rally against Monsanto’s powerful undertow ,from those that are working to reform our broken food system, and from places […]

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Squashed!

When you hear the word squash, do you say: “Yuck!” “Yum!” or “What do I do with it?” As a seasonal cook, and lover of vegetables, I’d be remiss if I wasn’t honest about my enthusiasm regarding fall foods, and in particular, squashes. Of all the produce that is grown in autumn, nothing says the […]

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Dog Days of Summer: Lost in the Food System Maze

Mid August…sigh. Today’s a rainy day with cooler weather and I’m home on a stay-cation this week. I’m feeling that summer’s wave has long crested and I’m on that inevitable slow coast back to the shore called September. Not exactly high energy, yet I do have a GoodFoodWorld article to write. And while I am […]

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The Healthier “Happy Meal” (sans GMOs)

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Three weeks ago I began a class out of my kitchen, called “Meatless Mondays in Ina’s Kitchen.”  Meatless Mondays is a concept I wrote about last June, in Oasis in Aisle 6 – the Life-saving Legumes. From Aspen, CO, a savvy vision of some 20 institutions and restaurants joined a nationwide pro-veggie effort by taking the […]

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Mid March Meatless Monday – recipes & more

I’ve been cooking and they’ve been eating! Week 1 Menu Vegetable juice cocktail – Organic: Carrot, celery, dandelion greens, beet, granny smith apple Black beans over Mexican style rice (basmati rice with tumeric, vegetable broth powder, tab of butter and fresh parsley) Sliced avocado Cast iron sauteed asparagus Salad Our main topic was the “30 […]

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let’s talk turkey – NOT!

let’s talk turkey – NOT! Issue 4 November 17, 2011 By normal circumstances, a week before Thanksgiving I have food on the brain. This year however, I’ve also been writing for GoodFoodWorld.com (since last February), and food – in one form or another- has felt like a constant companion. Recently I’ve been even more inspired […]

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In the Kitchen with Ina part 2

WAYS TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS BY EATING HOME-COOKED REAL FOODS: ATTITUDE, STAPLES, IDEAS & UPGRADES PART 2 Continuing with suggestions that are pertinent on the path of eating and cooking healthier real foods, perhaps you will remember a few forgotten gems and/or find a useful new suggestion from this next list. MORE ON ATTITUDE […]

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In the kitchen with Ina

I’m inspired in this moment to discuss the topic of cooking meals, as it’s one that’s near and dear to me. With Monday, October 24, 2011 officially having been designated as Food Day, the time is ripe. The focus is to bring cooking – not just anything, but real food – back into home and hearth […]

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